This morning the weather was gloomy, but at least it did not rain. Nothing special on our agenda and we decided to just go about the town of Anacortes, checking out few places.
Before heading to Anacortes town center we stopped at Moka Joe Coffee Shop to get coffee.
|This is the miniature toilet that customers|
can drop $ in for tips
|A 970 year old Douglas Fir Tree Slab that was brought|
in from Olympia National Forest
The tree once stood at 242 feet
We checked out Cap Sante Marina and there were lots of boats at the docks. There is a paved walkway to stroll about at Seafarers Memorial Park. The statue of the Lady of the Sea is dedicated to those who have lost their lives to the sea. We stayed a while to enjoy the view of the boats going out/coming in, watched the seagulls in flight.
|Salmon Trash Can|
|The Lady of the Sea statue depicting a woman and a child waiting for the return of the seafaring ones|
|Watched this yacht come in and fill up on fuel, Erwin was curious and went to ask how much fuel it holds. He was told it held 2500 gallons and they were able to cruise all the way to Alaska and back and were refueling here.|
|Seagull in flight|
|Erwin checking out spots through spotting scope|
Erwin knew there is a deaf school near the marina, decided to look for the building and found it. Salish Sea Deaf School was established in 2015. Erwin's niece, Cathy, was one of the three people who founded the school. Currently, it has 9 deaf students.
Anacortes has over a hundred murals throughout the town. The project was started by Anacortes Renaissance and Revival Confederation. The purpose of having murals was to explain the history of the locals who once lived in the town. Bill Mitchell, the mural artist, did over 150 murals.
|Rudy Milland, the Banjo King (1916-2002)|
This is one of hundred murals all over the town
|View of Cap Sante Marina and Anacortes from the other side|
|It looks like a life sized Jeep, but it is not|
|View of Padilla Bay|
We went to Washington Ferry Terminal to get information on ferry tickets to go to San Juan Islands. After talking to the agent for information and how to obtain tickets Edith looked up the website on her IPad, booked tickets for August 31. It was $63 for 2 persons plus the Jeep. Then she booked a zipline tour with Zip San Juan for 2 pm on the same day.
|Washington Ferry Terminal|